After coming in first last week, Dustin and Kandice lead the four remaining teams out of Kuala Lumpur and on to Hong Kong. With the yield fresh in their minds, "We're not expecting to be their best friends," Dustin says. "You take the good with the bad sometimes in this race." Or not. Charla and Mirna have "invented" a new phrase: "Yield Karma." They're sure that Dustin and Kandice will feel it. Eric hopes so too: "If we have an opportunity to pay them back with anything we will."
Eric and Danielle meet up with DuKa in the airport elevator... and totally ice them out! It's not until after they get off the elevator that Eric says "Beauty Queens? They suck." While Dustin and Kandice wait at the Malaysia Airlines ticket counter, Oswald and Danny sneak to another office. They end up in front of the other teams on standby for a China Airlines flight. The next ten minutes involve a tangled web of standby lists, and everyone's getting riled up. To make all the backstabbing, cloak and dagger scheming complete, Mirna offers Eric a spot in her ideal final three: all the teams except DuKa.
Oswald and Danny are the first to fly. To pass the time, Eric comes up with a novel idea: "We could go stand in a puddle and drop your hairdryer in it and kill ourselves." Wait--Dani has a hairdryer with her?! Mirna and Charla don't take him up on the offer, but do get on a flight to Hong Kong. Eric and Dani are the last to leave Malaysia.
Oswald and Danny are the first on the ground in Hong Kong, and the first to the Sun Wah Kiu laundry. There they find the race's final Fast Forward: a High Speed Movie Stunt. The boys decide to ride along on a stunt sequence to skip ahead. It takes no skill at all--though how Oswald did the ride without screaming uncontrollably is still a mystery to us. With the Fast Forward done, Oswald and Danny check in with Phil at the Hong Kong Jockey Club.
The other racers are left with a choice between Kung Fu Fighting or Lost in Translation. The first involves climbing an 11-story scaffold with kung fu warriors flying around them. Lost in Translation means finding a particular storefront--the twist is that of course all the signs are written in Chinese characters.
Dustin and Kandice are the first to try the climb, and don't have much trouble. When Charla and Mirna get to the climb, the fighters are distracting. "We're trying to make love, not war," Mirna says. (Excuse us while the nausea passes.) Eric and Danielle also go for the scramble up the bramble--they're catching up nicely despite their later flight.
With the Detour complete, teams are now on to Hong Kong Island on the Star Ferry to search out the next clue. Well, most of them anyway. Charla and Mirna got on the boat to Kowloon instead of Hong Kong. Whoops! That means the Beauty Queens are the first to reach this week's Road Block, and have plenty of time to Kick Down Doors.
Once Kandice finds her clue, Team Beauty drives to Victoria Park to pull toy boats across a pond. After finding the clue, DuKa is off to the Hong Kong Jockey Club to meet up with Phil. Back at the Old Police Headquarters, kicking in doors, Charla has some trouble finding the clue--giving Eric and Danielle ample time to close the gap.
Now just behind the cousins, Eric gets rough with the doors. He finds the clue quickly, but opts to navigate instead of following a taxi. Danielle tells him to ask for directions, but Eric doesn't want anything to do with it. By the time they dig up a driver and find the Jockey Club, they're in last place. But Phil spares them elimination. They need to come in first next week to avoid a 30 minute penalty.
The Pit Stop:
Oswald and Danny win a trip back to Hong Kong for Chinese New Year. But where are the snarky comments, boys? And, though, Oswald and Danny manage to chalk up a big lead, they're out of money. If they don't get any next week, things could be tough for them. Eric and Danielle are facing a pretty big hurdle, too, knowing that there won't be a Fast Forward to save them in the future. And will DuKa finally get that payback that Eric so desperately wants to give them?
Coming Next Week:
Charla runs around a tower 660 feet up, and the race's second yield could make for some serious karmic payback.